Sunday, July 22, 2007

AR88D Receiver

I still dream to own one of these...the RCA AR88D!

A fantastic receiver, built in 1940 and used during the second world war in America. It is a huge beast and weighs a ton, but the the tuning drive is wonderful! I can feel it now tuning through 80m with the huge flywheel drive on an AR88D owned by someone else.

Maybe I should start collecting these old receivers and store them in the loft. I now have a Yaesu, but it doesn't tune like the oldies!
My Hallicrafters SX24 had a main tune dial similar to the AR88D and a lovely 'Bandspread' dial which had a big flywheel behind it, again...great to tune!

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